Certificate in Personalized Medicine for Pharmacy Students

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Certificate in Personalized Medicine for Pharmacy Students

The Certificate in Personalized Medicine is designed to prepare students to use pharmacogenomic and genomic data in their future clinical practice. Students will gain a general genomic and molecular biology background as well as valuable experience applying genomic data to patient scenarios and an understanding of practical issues affecting genomic medicine implementation, including clinical laboratory testing, informatics, and ethical, legal, and social issues. Those awarded the certificate should have the skills necessary to effectively use pharmacogenomic information to personalize treatment for patients within their clinical practice.

This certificate is only available to Pharm.D. students attending the UF College of Pharmacy.

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Program Leadership:

Julio Duarte, Pharm.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Email: juliod@cop.ufl.edu

 


Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate foundational knowledge related to molecular mechanisms by which genomic variation affects drug response
  2. Use expert guidelines and the scientific literature to identify gene-drug pairs that may have sufficient evidence for implementation into clinical practice
  3. Interpret genetic test results into clinically actionable recommendations for patients and fellow clinicians

Eligibility Requirements

To be considered for the certificate program, students should meet the following minimum requirements:

  1. Completion of at least two semester within the PharmD curriculum
  2. No grades less than ā€œC-ā€œ in any course within the PharmD curriculum
  3. Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.75
  4. Remain in good standing with the College of Pharmacy

Application Process

Students are eligible to apply in the Fall or Spring of their 2PD and 3PD years. Students are encouraged to apply in fall of the 2PD year, to provide sufficient time to complete the course requirements. Applications must be submitted by the posted deadline to be considered.

Deadline for Application:

October 15, 2021 @ 11:59 p.m.

Curriculum

In addition to successful completion of the Pharm.D. degree, students must pass (with a grade of ā€œCā€ or better) the following required and elective courses, totaling at least 10 credits to be awarded a Certificate in Personalized Medicine upon graduation from the UF College of Pharmacy.  In addition to the courses below, students in the certificate program will have the opportunity to participate in approximately 2-3 discussions/activities per year focused on personalized/precision medicine.

Required Courses

Course Credit Hours Notes
PHA5012: Clinical Applications of Personalized Medicine 2 Offered in Spring Semester
PHA5040: Pharmacogenomic Literature Assessment 1 Offered in the Fall Semester and only available to 3PDs
Select one of the following: PHA576X OR PHA5907    
PHA576X: Patient Care Elective Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (focus on Personalized Medicine) 6 APPE rotations count for 6 credits
PHA5907: Research in Pharmacotherapy and Translational Research (focus on Personalized Medicine) 4 Credits can be obtained over multiple semesters

Elective Courses (Select at least 3 credit hours, from below)

Course Credit Hours Notes
PHA5930: Seminar in Pharmacy Research 2 Offered in the fall semester
PHA5929: UF Precision Medicine Conference 1 Offered in the spring Semester (It will not be offered in Spring 2022)
PHA 6134: Foundations in Precision Medicine: Genomic Technologies 3 Offered online every fall semester outside of block tuition. Florida residents pay graduate tuition rates based on residency.  Non-Florida residents pay $425/credit hour plus fees (capital improvement, technology and financial aid).
GMS 6224: Foundations in Precision Medicine: Medical Molecular Genetics 1 Offered online every semester outside of block tuition. Florida residents pay graduate tuition rates based on residency.  Non-Florida residents pay $425/credit hour plus fees (capital improvement, technology and financial aid).
PHC 6598: Foundations in Precision Medicine: Genetic Epidemiology 1 Offered online every spring and fall semester outside of block tuition. Florida residents pay graduate tuition rates based on residency.  Non-Florida residents pay $425/credit hour plus fees (capital improvement, technology and financial aid).
     
PHA 6136: Clinical Applications of Precision Medicine: Oncology 2 Offered online every spring and fall semester outside of block tuition. Florida residents pay graduate tuition rates based on residency.  Non-Florida residents pay $425/credit hour plus fees (capital improvement, technology and financial aid).
PHA 6613: Clinical Applications of Precision Medicine: Precision Health 3 Offered online every summer semester outside of block tuition. Florida residents pay graduate tuition rates based on residency.  Non-Florida residents pay $425/credit hour plus fees (capital improvement, technology and financial aid)
PHA5907: Research in Pharmacotherapy and Translational Research (focus on Personalized Medicine) 1-4 If not used as a required course above
     

Personalized Medicine Certificate Program Application

  • Before completing, please confirm you meet all of the eligibility requirements for the program, which can be found at: https://curriculum.pharmacy.ufl.edu/curriculum-courses/personalized-medicine-certificate/ Courses that are eligible for certificate credit can also be found at this site.

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